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Rare Candy No. 10 (April 4, 2011)

April 4, 2011

Song Title – Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Stand! – Sly & The Family Stone, Stand! (1969)

2) I’m An Actor – Phoenix, Alphabetical (2004)

3) She Smiled Sweetly – The Rolling Stones, Between The Buttons (1967)

4) Born A Woman [from Bowi EP] – Nick Lowe, Jesus Of Cool (1977)

5) Baby Come On Home – Led Zeppelin, Coda (1982)

6) Tell Me Something Good – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Rags To Rufus (1974)

7) I Want A Break Thru [Mono Single B-Side] – The Hykkers, Nigeria Special, Volume 1: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1972)

8) Thank You For Sending Me An Angel – Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)

9) Nine Times Blue/Little Red Rider – Michael Nesmith & The First National Band, Magnetic South (1970)

10) The Range War – Todd Rundgren, Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren (1971)

11) Shanty – Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards (1971)

12) El Scorcho [Live at Y100 Sonic Session] – Weezer, Pinkerton [Deluxe Edition] (1997)

13) High Flying Bird – Judy Henske, High Flying Bird (1964)

14) Casanova – Roxy Music, Country Life (1974)

9 P.M.

Six Degrees of Separation:

1º: Captain America – Alexis Korner, Musically Rich And Famous (1973)

  • Alexis Korner who persuaded Mayall to move to London and pursue music as a full-time career. Alexis Korner introduced him to many other musicians and helped the band – now called John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – to find gigs, which began with dates at the famous Marquee Club in late 1963.

2º: Room To Move [Live] – John Mayall, The Turning Point (1969)

  • Keef Hartley was John Mayall’s drummer from 1967-1968 before forming the Keef Hartley Band in 1968.

3º: Sinnin’ For You  – Keef Hartley Band, Halfbreed (1969)

  • Neither the Keef Hartley Band nor the Byrds has a Woodstock recording, although both acts are associated with the famous 1969 festival in different ways:
  1. Keef Hartley Band’s show wasn’t officially recorded, and only some audience tapes exist to verify what was played. According to Keef Hartley’s autobiography Halfbreed, his manager requested $2.000 in advance to be recorded and filmed which was refused.
  2. The Byrds were invited to Woodstock but chose not to perform, assuming (as many bands did) that Woodstock was no better than any of the other music festivals that summer. There were also concerns about money. As bassist John York remembers: “We were flying to a gig and Roger [McGuinn] came up to us and said that a guy was putting on a festival in upstate New York. But at that point they weren’t paying all of the bands. He asked us if we wanted to do it and we said, ‘No’. We had no idea what it was going to be. We were burned out and tired of the festival scene. […] So all of us said, ‘No, we want a rest’ and missed the best festival of all.'”

4º: Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood [Outtake] – The Byrds, Ballad Of Easy Rider [Bonus Tracks] (1969)

  • “Mae Jean…”, was written by a young L.A. songwriter who would go on to achieve fame in his own right in the ‘70s. His name was Jackson Browne.

5º: Walking Slow – Jackson Browne, Late For The Sky (1974)

  • Jackson Browne and guitarist Waddy Watchel produced Warren Zevon’s 1978 LP, Excitable Boy.

6º: Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner – Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy (1978)

Free Play Continues

15) The Ballad Of El Goodo [Alternate Lyrics] – Big Star, Keep An Eye On The Sky (1972)

16) Senior Service – Elvis Costello, Armed Forces (1979)

17) Rip It Up – Orange Juice, Rip It Up (1983)

18) Emerald Eyes – Fleetwood Mac, Mystery To Me (1973)

19) Desolation Valley/Waves – Nektar, A Tab In The Ocean [The Original German Mix] (1972)

20) Euphoric Acid – Don Ellis, Tears Of Joy (1971)

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